Overview

Packaging technology is an interdisciplinary field of work. The course therefore teaches:

  • Interactions between packaged goods and packaging
  • Packaging material and packaging production
  • Quality management
  • Forgery-proof packaging design
  • International orientation
  • Packaging and packaging optimization
  • Personnel management and training

Scientific elective modules and general science supplementary subjects round off the course.

The following applies to the course:

The focus is on the goods to be packaged - the packaging always has a service function for the product.

The packaging is viewed holistically and optimized - over the entire chain of goods throughput from production through use to recycling.

The relationship between product, packaging and packaging machine is taken into account in the teaching, because this is the only way to meet the requirements for rationality.

Language-related modules and excursions are very important, because packaging specialists are mostly international.

A significant part of the seminar classes and exercises are carried out directly with renowned industrial companies. This ensures a high level of practical relevance.

PRACTICAL RELEVANCE

Compared to universities, universities of applied sciences attach particular importance to the practical relevance. Despite the more scientific orientation of the master’s degree, particular emphasis is placed on a close practical relevance. This happens on the one hand in the design of the teaching and on the other hand it is taken into account in close contact with companies.

The practical relevance is deepened and consolidated through visits to companies, a close partnership with the institutes for packaging training in Reims (France) and at Clemson University (USA) as well as excursions.

 

RESEARCH 

The Packaging Technology course also devotes itself to a large extent to application technology research and development. The Center of Food Packaging (CFP) deserves special mention from a series of research and development activities .

This is a cross-university research joint project in which the Packaging Technology course and various laboratories of the Food Technology course of the Life Sciences and Technology (FB V) faculty of the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin work together with the Faculty of Design and Communication Design of the Berlin University of Applied Sciences .

Through industry-related packaging projects with companies such as Bayer, DOW, Billerud Korsnäs, StoraEnso, Sika, DVI, etc., new packaging concepts are developed during the semester and existing packaging solutions are optimized.

In recent years, our students have been recognized in numerous relevant packaging competitions (German Packaging Prize, Packaging Impact Design Award and RecreatePackaging). In addition to joy, motivation and specialist knowledge, both of these also enrich their résumé.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

1st semester

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS LP P / WP FB
M01 Optimization of packaging under economic aspects 2 2 5 P. V.
M02 Quality management and auditing 1 3 5 P. V.
M03 Packaged goods and packaging 1 3 5 P. V.
M04 Intercultural management in packaging 2 2 5 P. V.
M05 Originality and manipulation protection in packaging 2 2 5 P. V.
M06 Elective module I   4th 5 WP V / II
             
  Elective modules          
WP01 Operations Research   4th 5 WP V.
WP02 Physics - advanced thermodynamics and wave optics   4th 5 WP II

2 semesters

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS LP P / WP FB
M07 Studium Generale I 2   2.5 WP I.
M08 Studium Generale II   2 2.5 WP I.
M09 Elective module II   4th 5 WP I.
M10 Optimization of packaging materials and packaging 2 2 5 P. V.
M11 Automation technology and robotics in packaging 4th   5 P. V.
M12 Process simulation including statistics / modeling 4th   5 P. V.
M13 Personnel management and interaction in international packaging 2 2 5 P. I.
             
  Elective modules          
WP03 Occupational health and safety / property rights - patents, utility models and designs   4th 5 WP I.
WP04 Selected chapters of labor law / introduction to the European legal system   4th 5 WP I.

3rd semester

module Module name SU SWS Ü SWS LP P / WP FB
M14 final exam       P. V.
M14.1 Master thesis     25th P. V.
M14.2 Oral exam     5 P. V.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduated as a Bachelor of Engineering in Packaging Technology from the Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin or a comparable professional university degree in the field of packaging, such as the relevant diploma
  • In the case of comparable courses of study or deviations from the minimum number of 210 CP, the dean can decide on admission.

 

CAREER PROSPCETS

  • In order to solve the diverse tasks in the packaging sector, industry and trade need competent specialists who are scientifically qualified and trained with a high degree of practical relevance.

    In Germany and the European Community, we want real packaging that is tailored to the needs of the goods. Our goal is not as much packaging as possible, but as little as necessary. This requires consistent engineering work, because the packaging has to provide physical, chemical and biotic services. It has to be optimized again and again from both an economic and an ecological point of view.

    The master’s degree builds on a bachelor’s degree in packaging technology or a comparable academic degree (B. Eng.). Graduates will find a wide range of activities in the consumer and capital goods industry, in trading and transport companies as well as in a wide variety of research and testing institutes.

    Due to the more scientifically oriented master’s degree with a high degree of practical orientation, her main tasks are in packaging development, testing and consulting, quality assurance, production and product management.

    The need for specialists in packaging technology has hardly been met for years. So far, all graduates of the course have found an interesting field of activity.

    In the packaging sector, innovations will also be required in the future, so that packaging specialists are also sought in addition to marketing specialists. The higher qualification compared to the Bachelor also offers better career advancement opportunities.

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